Street Trading - Offences and Penalties

  1. Any person guilty of contravening a licence condition shall on conviction be liable to a fine not exceeding £1,000.
  2. Any person guilty of making a false statement when applying for a licence shall on conviction be liable to a fine not exceeding £1,000.
  3. Any person who obstructs an authorised Licensing Officer shall on conviction be liable to a fine not exceeding £1,000.
  4. Any trader who fails to produce his licence on demand shall on conviction be liable to a fine not exceeding £1,000.
  5. Any person guilty of street trading without a licence shall on conviction be liable to a fine not exceeding £1,000.
  6. Where an authorised Licensing Inspector or Police Constable has reasonable grounds for suspecting that a person is street trading without a licence, the articles or things being offered or exposed for sale may be sized (providing they are not of a perishable nature) and produced as evidence in any proceedings.

Street trading means the selling, exposing for sale or offering for sale any article or the supplying or offering to supply any service in the street for gain or reward.

Contact the Licensing Team

If you have any questions or comments please contact Licensing

Licensing

2nd Floor
Civic Centre
44 York Street
Twickenham
TW1 3BZ

Email: licensing@merton.gov.uk

Updated: 26 July 2019